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Meditation quotes by Swami Dhyan Giten
#1. The inner emptiness is the door
to God. #Quote by Swami Dhyan Giten
Meditation quotes by Jack Kornfield
#2. Meditation takes discipline, just like learning how to play piano. If you want to learn how to play the piano, it takes more than a few minutes a day, once a while, here and there. If you really want to learn any important skill, whether it is playing piano or meditation, it grows with perseverance, patience, and systematic training. #Quote by Jack Kornfield
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#3. Those who miss meditation miss the whole dance of life. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Sam Harris
#4. Meditation ... puts into question more or less everything you tend to do in your search for happiness. But if you lose sight of this, it can become just another strategy for seeking happiness a more refined version of the problem you already have. #Quote by Sam Harris
Meditation quotes by H.E. Davey
#5. Retaining our capacity for reason
is common sense, but definite conclusions and beliefs keep us from seeing life as it really is at any given moment. #Quote by H.E. Davey
Meditation quotes by T.F. Hodge
#6. On a surface level, all one finds is repeated forms of shallow whispers. Having the courage to explore deeply, a wealth of buried infinite lifetimes emerge - an undeniable force. #Quote by T.F. Hodge
Meditation quotes by Brene Brown
#7. Men and women who live Wholeheartedly do indeed DIG Deep. They just do it in a different way. When they're exhausted and overwhelmed, they get Deliberate in their thoughts and behaviors through prayer, meditation, or simply setting their intentions; Inspired to make new and different choices; Going. They take action. Since I made that discovery, I've been DIGging Deep the new way, and it's been pretty amazing. #Quote by Brene Brown
Meditation quotes by Erin Fall Haskell
#8. Deep inside of you is a 'Guru' with the wisdom of the entire Universe! #Quote by Erin Fall Haskell
Meditation quotes by Sam Harris
#9. There is nothing novel about trying to become happy. And one can become happy, within certain limits, without any recourse to the practice of meditation. But conventional sources of happiness are unreliable, being dependent upon changing conditions. It is difficult to raise a happy family, to keep yourself and those you love healthy, to acquire wealth and find creative and fulfilling ways to enjoy it, to form deep friendships, to contribute to society in ways that are emotionally rewarding, to perfect a wide variety of artistic, athletic, and intellectual skills - and to keep the machinery of happiness running day after day. There is nothing wrong with being fulfilled in all these ways - except for the fact that, if you pay close attention, you will see that there is still something wrong with it. These forms of happiness aren't good enough. Our feelings of fulfillment do not last. And the stress of life continues. #Quote by Sam Harris
Meditation quotes by Paul Brunton
#10. Among the values of meditation is that it carries consciousness down to a deeper level, thus letting man live from his centre, not his surface alone. The result is that the physical sense-reactions do not dominate his outlook wholly, as they do an animal's. Mind begins to rule them. This leads more and more to self-control, self-knowledge, and self-pacification. #Quote by Paul Brunton
Meditation quotes by Janet Autherine
#11. Good food and good love are cultivated the same way - plant a seed in fertile soil, water it, care for it daily, protect it from negative elements and watch it rise up to nourish your body and soul. #Quote by Janet Autherine
Meditation quotes by Hakuin Ekaku
#12. The spirit of meditation is the combating of self-willed thinking-it is a combat against the weight of one's feelings. #Quote by Hakuin Ekaku
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#13. The child is naturally meditative. He is a sort of samadhi; he's coming out of the womb of existence. His life river is yset absolutely fresh, just from the source. He knows the truth, but he does not know that he knows ... His knowledge is not yet aware. It is innocent. It is simply there, as a matter of fact. And he is not separate from his knowledge; he is his knowledge. He has not mind, he has simple being. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Edgar Allan Poe
#14. It was in this apartment, also, that there stood against the western wall, a gigantic clock of ebony. It's pendulum swung to and fro with a dull, heavy, monotonous clang; and when the minute-hand made the circuit of the face, and the hour was to be stricken, there came from the brazen lungs of the clock a sound which was clear and loud and deep and exceedingly musical, but of so peculiar a note and emphasis that, at each lapse of an hour, the musicians of the note orchestra were constrained to pause, momentarily, in their performance, to harken to the sound and thus the waltzers perforce ceased their evolutions; and there was a brief disconcert of the whole gay company; and, while the chimes of the clock yet rang, it was observes that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their brows as in confessed revery or meditation #Quote by Edgar Allan Poe
Meditation quotes by Jacent Mary Mpalyenkana
#15. Grounding is taking a conscious effort to retract oneself from the world's distractions, and then focusing on listening to isolate the voice of God within from the voice of the ego. The voice of God within is where all the answers lie. #Quote by Jacent Mary Mpalyenkana
Meditation quotes by Frederick Lenz
#16. Towards the end of your meditation session, or when you feel your meditation is deep, chant "Kring" seven times. Repeat it with sharp intensity, without elongating the syllables. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Meditation quotes by Swami Dhyan Giten
#17. The inner being is not only the meditative quality within, the inner silence and emptiness, it is the door to the whole. #Quote by Swami Dhyan Giten
Meditation quotes by David Paul Kirkpatrick
#18. Sometimes, it's important to turn off the noise from the outside world. Sometimes, it's critical to stop the banter even within oneself. Intentional solitude and quiet can make us strong for tomorrow. #Quote by David Paul Kirkpatrick
Meditation quotes by Pema Chodron
#19. It's helpful to always remind yourself that meditation is about opening and relaxing withwhatever arises, without picking and choosing. #Quote by Pema Chodron
Meditation quotes by Gian Kumar
#20. Creativity is not any accumulated knowledge, coming from past to the present. The stage of creation is a spontaneous flash of intelligence, Energy merging with mind, to create a new beginning. Creativity and meditation are similar, as both are expressions of something beyond mind. #Quote by Gian Kumar
Meditation quotes by Frederick Lenz
#21. You are moving in and out of different advanced states of mind through your practice of meditation and mindfulness. It's that level of excellence that gives you joy in life, not the fact that you won or lost. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Meditation quotes by Amit Ray
#22. When we are aware about our body's sensations, we can release physical pain, tensions or stress through slow movements. #Quote by Amit Ray
Meditation quotes by Amit Ray
#23. Enlightenment is transcending the limits of the Selfish gene. It is mastering the pain, pleasure and reward circuits of the brain by radiating peace, love and harmony from every cell of the body.* #Quote by Amit Ray
Meditation quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#24. Setting the intention to practice kindness toward one's partner or family members or friends does not preclude getting angry or upset. #Quote by Sharon Salzberg
Meditation quotes by Goldie Hawn
#25. I've been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I've learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal. #Quote by Goldie Hawn
Meditation quotes by Emile M. Cioran
#26. Thinking should be like musical meditation. Has any philosopher pursued a thought to its limits the way Bach or Beethoven develop and exhaust a musical theme? Even after having read the most profound thinkers, one still feels the need to begin anew. Only music gives definitive answers. #Quote by Emile M. Cioran
Meditation quotes by Neale Donald Walsch
#27. The purpose of meditation is to create focus. It is about focusing your attention on your experience. The reason for focus: it allows you to be here now. Your only reality is This Moment, right here, right now. Peace is found in such awareness. #Quote by Neale Donald Walsch
Meditation quotes by Regina Taylor
#28. I handle my emotional pain by changing my mind-set. Exercising can exorcise emotional pain. Prayer and meditation. Visualization. Being able to talk about it by opening yourself to loved ones or a professional. #Quote by Regina Taylor
Meditation quotes by Mark Epstein
#29. Meditation did not relieve me of my anxiety so much as flesh it out. It took my anxious response to the world, about which I felt a lot of confusion and shame, and let me understand it more completely. Perhaps the best way to phrase it is to say that meditation showed me that the other side of anxiety is desire. They exist in relationship to each other, not independently. #Quote by Mark Epstein
Meditation quotes by John Woolman
#30. While I meditate on the gulf towards which I travelled, and reflect on my youthful disobedience, for these things I weep, mine eye runneth down with water. #Quote by John Woolman
Meditation quotes by Bokar Rinpoche
#31. The fruit of meditation is not the absence of thoughts, but the fact that thoughts cease to harm us. Once enemies, they become friends. #Quote by Bokar Rinpoche
Meditation quotes by Frederick Lenz
#32. If negative auric vibrations are not kept to a minimum by using psychic shielding techniques, and if they aren't cleansed from our subtle body through meditation, they will accumulate and eventually become very toxic. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Meditation quotes by John Main
#33. That is the conviction we must come to in our meditation, that the darkness cannot quench the light. #Quote by John Main
Meditation quotes by Johann Kaspar Lavater
#34. The discovery of truth, by slow progressive meditation, is wisdom.
Intuition of truth, not preceded by perceptible meditation, is genius. #Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater
Meditation quotes by Frederick Lenz
#35. If you get in a battle with someone, you don't get their power if you win. Power is something that you have to acquire yourself, through self-inquiry and the practice of meditation. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Meditation quotes by Alexander Gardner
#36. A very enjoyable meditation on the curious thing called 'Zen' -not the Japanese religious tradition but rather the Western clich of Zen that is embraced in advertising, self-help books, and much more ... Yamada, who is both a scholar of Buddhism and a student of archery, offers refreshing insight into Western stereotypes of Japan and Japanese culture, and how these are received in Japan. #Quote by Alexander Gardner
Meditation quotes by Dan Harris
#37. The route of true happiness, the Buddha argued, was to achieve a visceral understanding of impermanence, which would take you off the emotional roller coaster and allow you to see your dramas and desires through a wider lens. To truly tame the 'monkey mind' and defeat our habitual tendency toward clinging, meditation was the prescription, and sitting and actively facing the 'voice in your head' mindfully for a few minutes a day might be the hardest thing you'll ever do. Accept that challenge and improve your life drastically. It's about mitigation, not alleviation. It's that simple. The only way out is through. #Quote by Dan Harris
Meditation quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#38. By practicing meditation we establish love, compassion, sympathetic joy & equanimity as our home. #Quote by Sharon Salzberg
Meditation quotes by Jack Canfield
#39. When you're connected to a source and to each other through conversation, through making love, through meditation, playing games with your kids, all that stuff, then your self-esteem's going to go up. #Quote by Jack Canfield
Meditation quotes by Conor McGregor
#40. Movement is meditation. Move to win. #Quote by Conor McGregor
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#41. Love is the flowering of meditation. Meditation brings many treasures; perhaps love is the greatest roseflower that grows on the bush of meditation. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Pema Chodron
#42. In meditation we can notice how emotions and moods are connected with having lost or gained something, having been praised or blamed, and so forth. We can notice how what begins as a simple thought, a simple quality of energy, quickly blossoms into full-blown pleasure and pain. #Quote by Pema Chodron
Meditation quotes by Deepak Chopra
#43. Meditation will work on anyone who has a functioning human nervous system. All you need is the intelligence to follow simple instructions. Even children as young as 4 and 5 have been taught to meditate successfully. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Meditation quotes by Stuart D.B. Picken
#44. Purification in Shinto lifts the burden from the shoulders of the individual and washes it away. #Quote by Stuart D.B. Picken
Meditation quotes by Drew Myron
#45. Last night your thin walls invited me to the party next door / reminded me I am a quiet person in a quiet life. #Quote by Drew Myron
Meditation quotes by Adi Shankara
#46. As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality. #Quote by Adi Shankara
Meditation quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#47. Mindfulness is the difficult art of simply replacing thinking with experiencing. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Meditation quotes by Debasish Mridha
#48. Meditation is a great tool which can be used to create harmony between the inner subconscious world and the outer chaotic world. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Meditation quotes by Frederick Lenz
#49. If you pursue meditation with a non-competitive attitude, with a hopeful and helpful attitude, without violence, then you will find that you will become a very benign and powerful being, one who is at peace with himself and the universe. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Meditation quotes by Bernie Siegel
#50. It is astounding how much the immune system is strengthened by reducing daily mental stress levels with either visualization or meditation. The other great tonic for the immune system is love - loving ourselves as well as others. #Quote by Bernie Siegel
Meditation quotes by E.W. Jackson
#51. When one hears the word meditation, it conjures an image of Maharishi Yoga talking about finding a mantra and striving for nirvana. The purpose of such meditation is to empty oneself. [Satan] is happy to invade the empty vacuum of your soul and possess it. That is why people serve Satan without ever knowing it or deciding to, but no one can be a child of God without making a decision to surrender to him. Beware of systems of spirituality which tell you to empty yourself. You will end up filled with something you probably do not want, #Quote by E.W. Jackson
Meditation quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#52. The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Meditation quotes by Amit Ray
#53. Meditation is not a task to perform but allowing the thinking engine to take rest. In the restfulness of the thinking engine eternity arises. #Quote by Amit Ray
Meditation quotes by Amit Ray
#54. Meditation is to understand that one breath, which connects all beings. #Quote by Amit Ray
Meditation quotes by Satish Kumar
#55. Through yoga, meditation and other spiritual practices, we can learn the ways of personal equanimity. We can also learn how to use language in beneficial ways. #Quote by Satish Kumar
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#56. Except witnessing, I don't teach anything else. So just witness your mind and the meditation will be happening. And once you have got in tune with your being, you know the way, you know the how. Then it does not matter where you are. Alone or in the crowd, in the silences of the forest or in the noises of a marketplace, it is all the same. You can simply close your eyes and disappear inwards. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Albert Camus
#57. Only the modern city," Hegel dares write, "offers the mind a field in which it can become aware of itself." We are thus living in the period of big cities. Deliberately, the world has been amputated of all that constitutes its permanence: nature, the sea, hilltops, evening meditation. Consciousness is to be found only in the streets, because history is to be found only in the streets - this is the edict. #Quote by Albert Camus
Meditation quotes by Ilchi Lee
#58. Sedona is beautiful, but your soul is even more beautiful. #Quote by Ilchi Lee
Meditation quotes by Dogen
#59. Know that the true dharma emerges of itself [during the practice of zazen], clearing away hindrances and distractions. #Quote by Dogen
Meditation quotes by Eugene H. Peterson
#60. We are part of a holy community that for three thousand years and more has been formed inside and out by these words of God, words that have been heard, tasted, chewed, seen, walked. Reading Holy Scripture is totally physical. Our bodies are the means of providing our souls access to God in his revelation: eat this book. A friend reports to me that one of the early rabbis selected a different part of our bodies to make the same point; he insisted that the primary body part for taking in the Word of God is not the ears but the feet. You learn God, he said, not through your ears but through your feet: follow the Rabbi. #Quote by Eugene H. Peterson
Meditation quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#61. Perception without the perceiver in meditation is to commune with the height and depth of the immense. This perception is entirely different from seeing an object without an observer, because in the perception of meditation there is no object and therefore no experience. can, however, take place when the eyes are open and one is surrounded by objects of every kind. But then these objects have no importance at all. One sees them but there is no process of recognition, which means there is no experiencing. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Meditation quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#62. Deliberate attempt to meditate is not meditation. It must happen. […] Only be aware of what you are thinking and doing and nothing else. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#63. Whether you create, or you observe an objective piece of creativity, meditation should be the key. Without it, mind can only spread on the canvas its nightmares. Most of the paintings of the great painters like Paul Gaugin or Picasso are almost like vomit. They could not contain their agony and suffering - it was so much they threw it on the canvas to get relief. The real objective art is not a relief; it is not a sickness that you want to get rid of. It is a blissfulness that you want to share. And by sharing, it grows; you have more of it, the more it is shared. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Laurie Perez
#64. Step into the center of the center of the center - right into your Now - and see: how elegant and honest this moment is. Just being yourself, a world to hold your feet, a universe to lift your gaze, a heart beating - constant, in the center of it all. #Quote by Laurie Perez
Meditation quotes by Sri Chinmoy
#65. The meditation that gives you immediate joy or continuous joy is the best meditation for you. Everyone will not have the same meditation. Your meditation will not suit me, my meditation will not suit you. You like a certain food, I don't like it. You are right in your own way I am right in my own way. But once you know what your best meditation is, please stick to it. #Quote by Sri Chinmoy
Meditation quotes by Wes
#66. After a few years of meditation practice we can even learn how to occasionally ignore ourselves. And what relief that can be! #Quote by Wes "Scoop" Nisker
Meditation quotes by Pattie Boyd
#67. The Maharishi had invited us all to go to India to his ashram in the Indian Himalaya. We were there studying meditation for two and a half months. While the other three Beatles went back to London to start the beginning of their Apple empire, George and I went to Madras for a week's relaxation. I took this photograph of George one morning, as I thought the light on his face was lovely. I think this was the last time that I saw him looking so calm. #Quote by Pattie Boyd
Meditation quotes by Tara Brach
#68. I was manipulating my inner experience rather than being with what was actually happening. #Quote by Tara Brach
Meditation quotes by Geneen Roth
#69. When you ignore your belly, you become homeless. You spend your life trying to erase your own existence. Apologizing for yourself. Feeling like a ghost. Eating to take up space, eating to give yourself the feeling that you have weight here, you belong here, you are allowed to be yourself -- but never quite believing it because you don't sense yourself directly.

. . . I started teaching a simple belly meditation in which I asked people to become aware of sensations in their belly (numbness and emptiness count as sensations). Every time their mind wandered . . . I asked them to begin counting their breaths so they could anchor their concentration. Starting with the number one and saying it on the out breath, they'd count to seven and begin again. If they were able to stay concentrated on the sensations in their belly centers, they didn't need to use counting as a concentration anchor.

. . . you begin the process of bringing yourself back to your body, to your belly, to your breath because they -- not the mind medleys -- are here now. And it is only here, only now that you can make a decision to eat or not eat. To occupy your own body or to vacate your arms and your legs while still breathing and go through your days as a walking head.

. . . Meditation is a tool to shake yourself awake. A way to discover what you love. A practice to return yourself to your body when the mind medleys threaten to usurp your sanity. #Quote by Geneen Roth
Meditation quotes by Guru Nanak
#70. Build the raft of meditation and self-discipline, to carry you across the river. There will be no ocean, and no rising tides to stop you; this is how comfortable your path shall be ... #Quote by Guru Nanak
Meditation quotes by Bokar Rinpoche
#71. Understanding that everything is impermanent, that happiness is transformed into suffering, and that all phenomena are lacking reality in themselves and are only projections of our mind, will permit us to counteract the first hindrance to meditation, that is, our attachment to this world. #Quote by Bokar Rinpoche
Meditation quotes by Jon Kabat-Zinn
#72. Non-doing has nothing to do with being indolent or passive. Quite the contrary. It takes great courage and energy to cultivate non-doing, both in stillness and in activity. Nor is it easy to make a special time for non-doing and to keep at it in the face of everything in our lives which needs to be done. #Quote by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Meditation quotes by Jaggi Vasudev
#73. A human being is like a seed. Either you can keep it as it is, or you can make it grow into a wonderful tree with flowers and fruits. #Quote by Jaggi Vasudev
Meditation quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#74. If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation. #Quote by Dalai Lama XIV
Meditation quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#75. If we harm someone else, we're inevitably also hurting ourselves. Some quality of sensitivity and awareness has to shut down for us to be able to objectify someone else, to deny them as a living, feeling being - someone who wants to be happy, just as we do. #Quote by Sharon Salzberg
Meditation quotes by Jaggi Vasudev
#76. Negative energies can't touch you if you are in a state of meditativeness. #Quote by Jaggi Vasudev
Meditation quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#77. Daily mediation is a healthy spiritual exercise. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Meditation quotes by Jack Kornfield
#78. If we are engaged in actions that cause pain and conflict to ourselves and others, it is impossible for the mind to become settled, collected, and focused in meditation; it is impossible for the heart to open. #Quote by Jack Kornfield
Meditation quotes by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
#79. If we are able to meet these two requirements - regularity in meditation and leading a good life in society, day-to-day a good life - then nothing would be unattainable by us. #Quote by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Meditation quotes by Bryant McGill
#80. Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Meditation quotes by Jack Kornfield
#81. Breathing meditation can quiet the mind, open the body, and develop a great power of concentration. #Quote by Jack Kornfield
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#82. For a prayer oriented religion the concept of a personal God is needed - to relate to. For meditation-oriented religions God is a useless hypothesis; it can be discarded easily into the dustbin. It is not needed. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Amit Ray
#83. Divinity is recognizing that you're already successful, and you are on the way to achieve your highest potential. Divinity is keeping the objectives of the soul clear, beyond the guilt, shame and embarrassment of life. #Quote by Amit Ray
Meditation quotes by Amit Ray
#84. Ultimately what matters is the inward and invisible voices of our inner being. Because all-surpassing power lives within us. #Quote by Amit Ray
Meditation quotes by Mark Epstein
#85. Just as mind rises up and rebels at un unskillful attempt to subdue it in meditation, a relationship will fall apart if the partners are not respectful of each other's differences. <...> Separateness and connection make each other possible; they are not mutually exclusive. #Quote by Mark Epstein
Meditation quotes by Ramana Maharshi
#86. Although the modes of meditation may appear to be different from one another, in the end all of them become one. There is no need to doubt this. One may adopt that path which suits the maturity of one's mind. #Quote by Ramana Maharshi
Meditation quotes by Douglas M. Laurent
#87. There is no force in Earth or Heaven above,
No, not even the damned of Hell can stop relentless Love. ---Kari, The Valkyrie, Chapter Sixteen,
Valley of the Damned Epic Martial Poem/Allegory #Quote by Douglas M. Laurent
Meditation quotes by Dharma Mittra
#88. Don't worry. These poses have nothing to do with meditation or enlightenment. #Quote by Dharma Mittra
Meditation quotes by William Jacob Holland
#89. Happy is the man who has acquired the love of walking for its own sake! #Quote by William Jacob Holland
Meditation quotes by Khamtrul Rinpoche III
#90. The perfect teaching of Buddha Is not accomplished through mere study. Dharma without meditation Is like people who die of thirst While being helplessly carried away By a great river. Dharma without meditation Is like a person who, having supplied Many beings with food and drink, Starves to death himself. #Quote by Khamtrul Rinpoche III
Meditation quotes by Joseph Goldstein
#91. A healthy self and an empty self are not contradictory; it just appears so because we use the same language to describe two different things. The whole path of meditation is about understanding that the self as an unchanging entity is a fiction, an illusory mental construct. #Quote by Joseph Goldstein
Meditation quotes by Walter M. Miller Jr.
#92. The monk's ultimate goal is direct union with the Godhead. But to aim at that goal is to miss it altogether. His task is to rid himself of ego so that consciousness, once its usual discordant mental content is dumped out of it through ritual prayer and meditation, may experience nonself as a living formlessness and emptiness into which God may come, if it please Him to come. #Quote by Walter M. Miller Jr.
Meditation quotes by Yvan Byeajee
#93. Events, circumstances, and experiences arise and pass away. Winning trades, losing trades, fear, greed, sadness, happiness, and eventually your own life. Everything is in a constant flux. Learn to go through it with stability of mind. A meditation practice helps a lot. #Quote by Yvan Byeajee
Meditation quotes by Naomi Watts
#94. I love being outside with trees and water, lying down somewhere or walking. I do transcendental meditation, which keeps me calm and steady. #Quote by Naomi Watts
Meditation quotes by Nirmala Srivastava
#95. And so we realize that human beings have to be transformed and have to enter into a higher state of awareness, through inner transformation. This has to be the last breakthrough of our evolution, which is a living process. #Quote by Nirmala Srivastava
Meditation quotes by Heather Graham
#96. Once a week, I spend a day luxuriating in bed. I like staying in my house, pottering around, and maybe cooking or just laying around reading. I love doing yoga and transcendental meditation. #Quote by Heather Graham
Meditation quotes by Jane Austen
#97. An interval of meditation, serious and grateful, was the best corrective of everything dangerous. #Quote by Jane Austen
Meditation quotes by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
#98. You should not be carried away by the dictation of the mind, but the mind should be carried by your dictation. #Quote by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Meditation quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#99. Groceries, baby, listen to your friend Richard. You go set your lily-white ass down in that meditation cave every day for the next three months and I promise you this
you're gonna start seeing some stuff that's so damn beautiful it'll make you wanna throw rocks at the Taj Mahal. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Meditation quotes by Jaggi Vasudev
#100. Most human beings live like a bird in a cage whose door was blown away. Out of habit, too busy gold-plating the cage, they do not soar to the ultimate possibility. #Quote by Jaggi Vasudev
Meditation quotes by Erin Fall Haskell
#101. If you're searching for something out in the world to bring you happiness, wealth or love, then you are in for a tough journey. The key to success is never out there, but rather within. It is merely a side effect of awakening the divine within! #Quote by Erin Fall Haskell
Meditation quotes by Annie Dillard
#102. One of the best stories of the early Christian desert hermits goes like this: 'Abbe Lot came to Abbe Joseph and said: Father, according as I am able, I keep my little rule, and my little fast, prayer, meditation and contemplative silence; and according as I am able I strive to cleanse my heart of thoughts: Now what more should I do? The elder rose up in reply and stretched out his hands to heaven, and his fingers became like ten lamps of fire. He said: Why not be totally changed into fire? #Quote by Annie Dillard
Meditation quotes by Debasish Mridha
#103. Meditation is a song of silence that creates inner tranquility and freedom from the everyday chaos of life. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Meditation quotes by Yuanwu Keqin
#104. If you put your conditioned intellect to rest for a long time, suddenly it will be like the bottom falling out of a bucket - then you will naturally be happy and at peace. #Quote by Yuanwu Keqin
Meditation quotes by Nirmala Srivastava
#105. Without holiness you cannot talk of God. #Quote by Nirmala Srivastava
Meditation quotes by Mata Amritanandamayi
#106. Our efforts to remove hatred and indifference from the world begin by trying to remove them from our own mind. #Quote by Mata Amritanandamayi
Meditation quotes by Peter Matthiessen
#107. Zen has been called the "religion before religion," which is to say that anyone can practice, including those committed to another faith. And that phrase evokes that natural religion of our early childhood, when heaven and a splendorous earth were one. But soon the child's clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions and abstractions. Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. The sun glints through the pines, and the heart is pierced in a moment of beauty and strange pain, like a memory of paradise. After that day, at the bottom of each breath, there is a hollow place filled with longing. We become seekers without knowing that we seek, and at first, we long for something "greater" than ourselves, something apart and far away. It is not a return to childhood, for childhood is not a truly enlightened state. Yet to seek one's own true nature is "a way to lead you to your long lost home." To practice Zen means to realize one's existence moment after moment, rather than letting life unravel in regret of the past and daydreaming of the future. To "rest in the present" is a state of magical simplicity...out of the emptiness can come a true insight into our natural harmony all creation. To travel this path, one need not be a 'Zen Buddhist', which is only another idea to be discarded like 'enlightenment,' and like 'the Buddha' and like 'God. #Quote by Peter Matthiessen
Meditation quotes by Mata Amritanandamayi
#108. Crying to God for five minutes is equal to one hour of meditation. #Quote by Mata Amritanandamayi
Meditation quotes by Gautama Buddha
#109. Understand the suffering of worldly existence.
Abandon its causes of ignorance and selfishness.
Practice the path of meditation and compassion.
Awaken from suffering within Great Peace. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Meditation quotes by Radhe Maa
#110. Money comes to those who act intelligently, and God to those who hunger for his grace #Quote by Radhe Maa
Meditation quotes by Ilchi Lee
#111. You need only one thing in the world. It is not money. It is not fame. It is not even food. All you need in the world is hope. As long as you have that, you have everything. This is your birthright that you should never lose. If you keep hope, all your other necessities will come soon enough. #Quote by Ilchi Lee
Meditation quotes by Nikki Rowe
#112. If your outer world is shaky, go within. #Quote by Nikki Rowe
Meditation quotes by Frederick Lenz
#113. There's no risk in doing a lousy meditation or not meditating at all. There's no risk in being convenient and comfortable. There's a lot of risk in the world of enlightenment. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Meditation quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#114. Meditation is the most extraordinary thing if you know how to do it, and you cannot possibly learn from anybody; and that's the beauty of it. It isn't something you learn, a technique, and therefore there is no authority. Therefore if you will learn about yourself, watch yourself, watch the way you walk, the way you talk, how you eat, what you say, the gossip, the hate, the jealousy. If you are aware of it without any choice, all that is part of meditation, and as you go, as you journey, as that movement goes, all that movement is meditation. Then that movement is endless, timeless. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Meditation quotes by Frederick Lenz
#115. It is as important to monitor your mind constantly as it is to sit down and practice meditation. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Meditation quotes by Tom Robbins
#116. Silence is a mirror. So faithful, and yet so unexpected, is the relection it can throw back at men that they will go to almost any length to avoid seeing themselves in it, and if ever its duplicating surface is temporarily wiped clean of modern life's ubiquitous hubbub, they will hasten to fog it over with such desperate personal noise devices as polite conversation, hummin, whistling, imaginary dialogue, schizophrenic babble, or, should it come to that, the clandestine cannonry of their own farting. Only in sleep is silence tolerated, and even there, most dreams have soundtracks. Since meditation is a deliberate descent into deep internal hush, a mute stare into the ultimate looking glass, it is regarded with suspicion by the nattering masses; with hostility by buisness interests (people sitting in silent serenity are seldom consuming goods); and with spite by a clergy whose windy authority it is seen to undermine and whose bombastic livelihood it is perceived to threaten. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Meditation quotes by Jaggi Vasudev
#117. When meditation makes you realize that you have so many limitations of your own and they are all created by you, the longing to break them will come. #Quote by Jaggi Vasudev
Meditation quotes by Olivia Newton-John
#118. I used homeopathy, acupuncture, yoga and meditation in conjunction with my chemotherapy to help me get stronger again after the cancer. I also chanted with Buddhist friends and prayed with Christian friends. I covered all my bases. #Quote by Olivia Newton-John
Meditation quotes by Gift Of Gab
#119. Doing a show is very similar to what meditation is supposed to be: being there and being present in that space and time. #Quote by Gift Of Gab
Meditation quotes by Frederick Lenz
#120. We see in meditation that our experiences are endless, that we are endless, eternal spirit, not as a thought or an idea you read in a book. You have the experience yourself, every day. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Meditation quotes by Stephan A. Hoeller
#121. When desire is killed out by a variety of methods of meditation and contemplation, what remains is a psychic corpse from which the libidinal cosmic force of the vital surge has been artificially removed. #Quote by Stephan A. Hoeller
Meditation quotes by Pema Chodron
#122. Even though there are so many teachings, so many meditations, so many instructions, the basic point of it all is just to learn to be extremely honest and also wholehearted about what exists in your mind - thoughts, emotions bodily sensations, the whole thing that adds up to what we call "me" or "I". #Quote by Pema Chodron
Meditation quotes by Tonmoy Acharjee
#123. Life is like an empty canvas, that can be painted with love, compassion, kindness and behold everyone with its beauty. #Quote by Tonmoy Acharjee
Meditation quotes by Jaggi Vasudev
#124. In the vastness of the cosmos, everything is going perfect, but one nasty little thought in your mind can make it a bad day. That is lack of perspective. #Quote by Jaggi Vasudev
Meditation quotes by James Finley
#125. Meditation is a way of slowing down so as to descend into the depths of yourself in the present moment, where God lies waiting to grant you a deep experience of your eternal oneness with God. #Quote by James Finley
Meditation quotes by James Allen
#126. Jesus brooded upon the Divine imminence until at last he could declare, 'I and my Father are One.' #Quote by James Allen
Meditation quotes by Sri Chinmoy
#127. When you meditate, what you actually do is to enter into a calm or still, silent mind. We have to be fully aware of the arrival and attack of thoughts. That is to say, we shall not allow any thought, divine or undivine, good or bad, to enter into our mind. Our mind should be absolutely silent. Then we have to go deep within; there we have to observe our real existence. #Quote by Sri Chinmoy
Meditation quotes by Gautama Buddha
#128. Do not let pleasure distract you from meditation, from the way. Free yourself from pleasure and pain. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Meditation quotes by Natalie Wright
#129. No difference, good or bad. Thoughts like birds in mind. Some fly in. Some fly out. Some stay at water hole to drink. Beware of birds that linger. #Quote by Natalie Wright
Meditation quotes by Tom Robbins
#130. Meditation ... dissolves the mind. It erases itself. Throws the ego out on its big brittle ass. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Meditation quotes by Sri Amma Bhagwan.
#131. Rebuilding relationship requires a lifelong discipline and commitment. #Quote by Sri Amma Bhagwan.
Meditation quotes by Daaji
#132. Still the mind in meditation and you will witness the heart's signals and its inspired thoughts. For 20 to 30 minutes every day, capture inspired moments of heartfulness. #Quote by Daaji
Meditation quotes by David Richo
#133. Mindfulness is an ancient meditation mode in which we let go of our fears, our attachments to control and being right, our expectations and entitlements, and our judgments of others. Instead of these popular strategies, we learn to simply stay present opening in the moment - with nothing in the way - so we can experience life as it occurs. #Quote by David Richo
Meditation quotes by Alaric Hutchinson
#134. It is often the simple daily practices that influence our lives in dramatic ways. #Quote by Alaric Hutchinson
Meditation quotes by Pema Chodron
#135. Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already. #Quote by Pema Chodron
Meditation quotes by David Lynch
#136. When you practice Transcendental Meditation you are given a key to the deepest level of life. #Quote by David Lynch
Meditation quotes by Jaggi Vasudev
#137. Spirituality is not about becoming special - it is about becoming one with everything. #Quote by Jaggi Vasudev
Meditation quotes by Lahiri Mahasaya
#138. Solve all your problems through meditation. Exchange unprofitable religious speculations for actual God-contact. Clear your mind of dogmatic theological debris; let in the fresh, healing waters of direct perception. Attune yourself to the active inner Guidance; the Divine Voice has the answer to every dilemma of life. Through man's ingenuity for getting himself into trouble appears to be endless, the Infinite Succor is no less resourceful. #Quote by Lahiri Mahasaya
Meditation quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#139. At some point in life every person encounters haunting feelings of loneliness, because the feeling of being alone and withdrawing deeply into the inner self is part of the human condition. A person might choose to countenance or even cultivate their loneliness and turn the poignant hours of unerring solitude into poetry of their soul. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Meditation quotes by Michelle J. Sorensen
#140. As in other Buddhist Tantric techniques, recommended preliminaries for these practices include developing skill at both calm-abiding (zhi gnas; śamatha) and insight meditation (lhag mthong; vipaśyanā). As in earlier Buddhist teachings, many Chöd dehadāna practices emphasize renunciation, purification, and self-transformation through the accumulation of merit and the exhaustion of demerit. Rather than suggesting that one must wait to accumulate adequate merit before offering the gift of the body, however, Chöd provides the opportunity for immediately efficacious offering of the body through techniques of visualization. Using a technique which echoes the traditional Buddhist teaching of the of the mind-made body (manomayākāya), the practitioner engages in visualizations which allow her to experience the non-duality of agent and object as she offers her body.

The process of giving the body as a means of attainment is commonly articulated in Chöd practice texts (sgrub pa; sādhana). These practice texts exhibit the framework of mature Tantra sādhana, including the stages of generating bodhicitta, going for refuge, meditating on the four immeasurables, and making the eight-limbed offering. Generally speaking, the main section of a developed Chöd sādhana has three components. The first two - a transference of consciousness (nam mkha' sgo 'byed) practice, and a body maṇḍala (lus dkyil) practice - have distinctly purifying purposes. The Chöd transference of consciousness pr #Quote by Michelle J. Sorensen
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#141. It is better to use this available energy for your observation, inner observation. Just watch everything - and it is good because you have nothing much to do. You have not to go here and there and visit people and become a member of the Rotary Club. You are saved from so much nonsense that I felt really jealous of you! Enjoy it! And feel sorry for everybody else! They are poorer and you can become immensely rich. And the art of that richness is witnessing. Witnessing is another name for meditation. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Pema Chodron
#142. IN practicing meditation, we're not trying to live up to some kind of ideal - quite the opposite. #Quote by Pema Chodron
Meditation quotes by Gautama Buddha
#143. Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Meditation quotes by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
#144. Transcendental meditation is something that can be defined as a means to do what one wants to do in a better way, a right way, for maximum results. #Quote by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Meditation quotes by Ajahn Chah
#145. Don't be attached to visions or lights in meditation, don't rise or fall with them. What's so great about brightness? My flashlight has it. It can't help us rid ourselves of our suffering. #Quote by Ajahn Chah
Meditation quotes by Amit Ray
#146. Meditation is not thinking about the image of a person of the past. It is more about focusing and channelizing the power of your emotions and imagination for fulfilling a bigger dream - the dream that will bring more life, energy peace, happiness and meaning to you and the society. #Quote by Amit Ray
Meditation quotes by Lodro Rinzler
#147. The Tibetan word for meditation is gom, which can be more literally translated as "become familiar with. #Quote by Lodro Rinzler
Meditation quotes by Eknath Easwaran
#148. Attention can be trained very naturally, with affection, just as you train a puppy. When something distracts your attention, you say "Come back" and bring it back again. With a lot of training, you can teach your mind to come running back to you when you call, just like a friendly pup. #Quote by Eknath Easwaran
Meditation quotes by Mark Epstein
#149. It is always true to say when reviewing one of this patient's sessions that if she could scream she would be well," wrote Winnicott. "The great non-event of every session is screaming."6 The Burmese master who counseled Sharon was making much the same point. In encouraging her to cry her heart out, he was countering her inclination to make crying the "great non-event" of every meditation session. Like the Burmese teacher, Winnicott felt that if his patient could cry her heart out, her psyche would grow. #Quote by Mark Epstein
Meditation quotes by Nirmala Srivastava
#150. Once you are thoughtless, you are in the realm of the Divine. And then the Divine takes charge and It will start emitting such beautiful vibrations that you'll be amazed at yourself how things are working out #Quote by Nirmala Srivastava
Meditation quotes by Pema Chodron
#151. Over time, as the thinking mind begins to settle [through the practice of meditation], we'll start to see our patterns and habits far more clearly. Sometimes this can be a painful experience. I can't overestimate the importance of accepting ourselves exactly as we are right now, not as we wish we were or think we ought to be. By cultivating nonjudgmental openness to ourselves and to whatever arises, to our surprise and delight we will find ourselves genuinely welcoming the never-pin-downable quality of life, experiencing it as a friend, a teacher, and a support, and no longer as an enemy. #Quote by Pema Chodron
Meditation quotes by Johnjwillard
#152. Any belief that silences the love of a woman is not the love of God. #Quote by Johnjwillard
Meditation quotes by Rick Warren
#153. Prayer lets you speak to God; meditation lets God speak to you. Both are essential to becoming a friend of God. #Quote by Rick Warren
Meditation quotes by Liberty Forrest
#154. If we can accept the fact that we create illness, it follows naturally that we can also create wellness. And therein lies a most empowering nugget of truth and healing. #Quote by Liberty Forrest
Meditation quotes by Chetan M. Kumbhar
#155. You are a computer. If you become front-end you'll count the likes on social media. If you become back-end you'll be breathing deep on a mountain. Listen! one life man. Become a Full-stack. #Quote by Chetan M. Kumbhar
Meditation quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#156. The mind must empty itself of all the past to become highly sensitive; and it cannot be sensitive if there is the burden of the past. It is only the mind that has understood all this that can put the question. And when it puts the question it has no answer, because there is no answer. The mind has become highly sensitive and therefore supremely intelligent and intelligence has no answer. It is in itself the answer. The observer has no place because intelligence is supreme.

Then the mind is no longer seeking, no longer wanting higher experiences and therefore it is not capable of control. It does not control, because it is intelligent. It is operating, it is working. Therefore, in the very act of intelligence, the dual state disappears. All this is meditation. It is like a cloud that begins on a hilltop with a few little clouds, and, as it moves, it covers the whole sky, the valley, the mountains, the rivers, the human beings, the earth; it covers everything. That is meditation because meditation is the concern of all the living, not just one part of it. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Meditation quotes by Frederick Lenz
#157. Who do you think of first in the morning? Good manipulators do it in the dream plane. The morning practice of meditation increases the aura to ward of negative energy. Meditate before bed if you are being attacked psychically. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Meditation quotes by Anonymous
#158. 14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. #Quote by Anonymous
Meditation quotes by Ora Nadrich
#159. The words "I am" are powerful. We are declaring who we
are to the universe. #Quote by Ora Nadrich
Meditation quotes by Robert  Black
#160. It always pays to be closer to nature, than people. #Quote by Robert Black
Meditation quotes by Swami Dhyan Giten
#161. Awareness is a choiceless consciousness. Awareness is the capacity to embrace, accept and include both joy and sadness, love and aloneness, light and darkness, male and female qualities and life and death.
Through saying "yes" and accepting both tendencies and including whatever aspect that happens in the moment, we meet our unlimited and boundless inner being. The inner man and woman need to find their own independence and integrity. #Quote by Swami Dhyan Giten
Meditation quotes by Danielle LaPorte
#162. In short: all the woo is keeping us from dealing with our poo.

Instead of medicating with Marlboros and martinis, we might be doing it with metaphysics and macrobiotics. And unlike boozing it up to drown our pain, the side effects of neurotic psychoanalyzing or forced flexibility are difficult to spot. We don't end up in rehab from too much meditation or therapy -- we just end up in more workshops. Think of that friend you have who has a not-so-loving relationship with her body, but because she eats "health foods" and talks a good "body positive" talk about just wanting to be strong, we cheer her on. But really, she's got self-destructive motivations and a mild eating disorder disguised as a holistic wellness routine. On the surface, positivity and wellness goalkeeping present so nicely that it can be hard to see when healthy actions are hooked to unhealthy ambitions.

Like too much of anything, spiritual bypassing can numb us out from our Truth -- which is where the healing answers wait to be found. #Quote by Danielle LaPorte
Meditation quotes by B.K.S. Iyengar
#163. In Savasana or in meditation, the light of the eyes is drawn towards the lotus of the heart, so that the seat of the intelligence of the head is brought into contact with the seat of the intelligence of the heart, which is called the mind. Thus one passes from the individualistic state of consciousness to the universal state of consciousness. It is the merging of the intellect of the brain with the intellect of the soul. #Quote by B.K.S. Iyengar
Meditation quotes by Marc Ian Barasch
#164. Once, at a seminar, I heard a Westernized lama say that a meditator's state of mind should be like that of a hotel doorman. A doorman lets the guests in, but he doesn't follow them up to their rooms. He lets them out, but he doesn't walk into the street with them to their next appointment. He greets them all, then lets them go on about their business. Meditation is, in its initial stages, simply accustoming oneself to letting thoughts come and go without grasping at their sleeves or putting up a velvet rope to keep them out. #Quote by Marc Ian Barasch
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#165. Thoughts can create such a barrier that even if you are standing before a beautiful flower, you will not be able to see it. Your eyes are covered with layers of thought. To experience the beauty of the flower you have to be in a state of meditation, not in a state of mentation. You have to be silent, utterly silent, not even a flicker of thought - and the beauty explodes, reaches to you from all directions. You are drowned in the beauty of a sunrise, of a starry night, of beautiful trees. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Gabriella Pierce
#166. It's a kind of meditation, especially when you wake up before everyone else. And it gives my hands something to do while I scheme." "Is that what I've been doing wrong?" Maeve wondered aloud, stirring a lump of sugar into her coffee. "I've never actually set aside time to deliberately scheme. #Quote by Gabriella Pierce
Meditation quotes by Mark Nepo
#167. Stop talking, stop thinking, and there is nothing you will not understand. - SENG-TS'AN #Quote by Mark Nepo
Meditation quotes by Frederick Lenz
#168. When you meditate, you are shifting your state of mind to a higher vibratory level that will give you a much more expansive view. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#169. It is not a question of sitting silently, it is not a question of chanting a mantra. It is a question of understanding the subtle workings of the mind. As you understand those workings of the mind a great awareness arises in you, which is not of the mind. That awareness arises in your being, in your soul, in your consciousness. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Anam Thubten
#170. Many people experience a sense of rage and very strong anger toward their parents and others who hurt them. Ultimately that is also a thought. It doesn't really exist in this very pure and present moment. It doesn't really exist. So actually what we are really carrying is nothing but a bunch of thoughts. When we let go of those thoughts then nothing else is required. We are free...
...Whenever you suffer, whenever you struggle, don't go outside trying to find out what is wrong with your life. Don't treat your life like you treat your car. When something is wrong with the car we get out, open the hood, see what's wrong with the engine, and fix it. But life is not like a car. Life is consciousness. Life is not something outside of us. Therefore whenever we feel that we are suffering, tormented, or challenged we should always look into our consciousness. Immediately we discover that we are having a very evil affair with an evil thought. That's all there is. Just that thought.
Such thoughts always come with a specific idea and with some kind of voice: "I am good. I am bad. I am poor. I don't have this or that. I am not enlightened." It is always associate with a concept and a belief system. Until we are awakened to the ultimate truth we are completely ruled by our thoughts. Thoughts are always dictating reality to us. So in that sense thought is the ultimate empire of propaganda. Thought is always coloring and defining reality. #Quote by Anam Thubten
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#171. Mind is a door that leads you outside in the world; meditation is the door that leads you to your interiority - to the very innermost shrine of your being. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#172. Real Love may run on a lower voltage, but it's also more grounded & sustainable. #Quote by Sharon Salzberg
Meditation quotes by Radhe Maa
#173. The secret of true happiness lies within unwavering devotion to God #Quote by Radhe Maa
Meditation quotes by Pema Chodron
#174. When we touch the center of sorrow, when we sit with discomfort without trying to fix it, when we stay present to the pain of disapproval or betrayal and let it soften us, these are times that we connect with bohdichitta. #Quote by Pema Chodron
Meditation quotes by Andrew Zolli
#175. Eight weeks of practice in meditation, even with those with no previous experience, was enough reconfigure the brains of participants. The gray matter which fuels worry shrank, and the area associated with healthy thought awareness group. #Quote by Andrew Zolli
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#176. Meditation is nothing but putting the mind aside, putting the mind out of the way, and bringing a witnessing which is always there but hidden underneath the mind. This witnessing will reach to your center, and once you have become enlightened, then there is no problem. Then bring the mind in tune with you #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Braaten
#177. there are words and phrases in the Christian theological tradition so "thick" and so fraught with accumulated meaning that we can meditate on them in such depth that they yield, in that profound meditation, a whole range of meanings available to us not only in the words themselves but in the ways in which these words have been received within the Christian community over the past two millennia. #Quote by Braaten
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#178. Remember, meditation cannot be result-oriented; you simply meditate, that's all. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#179. So, can my mind be free from the given culture in which I have been brought up? This is really quite an important question. Because if the mind is not free from the culture in which it has been reared, nurtured, surely the individual can never be at peace, can never have freedom. His gods and his myths, his symbols, and all his endeavors are limited, for they are still within the field of the conditioned mind. Whatever efforts he makes, or does not make, within that limited field, are really futile in the deepest sense of that word. There may be a better decoration of the prison - more light, more windows, better food - but it is still the prison of a particular culture. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Meditation quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#180. Training our mind through meditation does not mean forcibly subjugating it or beating it into shape. #Quote by Sharon Salzberg
Meditation quotes by Leonard Perlmutter
#181. Without meditation, contemplation and skillful action, the anger lurking in your mind can become
the (d)anger within your life."

Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) #Quote by Leonard Perlmutter
Meditation quotes by Lyoto Machida
#182. Meditation plays a big role in my life. Meditation fortifies my spirit, improves my focus, my desire. When I fight I try to empty my mind. It's called Mushin. When I don't see anything around me, I only see that moment. Nothing else matters. that was how I was taught to live. #Quote by Lyoto Machida
Meditation quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#183. Meditation has nothing to do with achieving a result. It is not a matter of breathing in a particular way, or looking at your nose, or awakening the power to perform certain tricks, or any of the rest of that immature nonsense…. Meditation is not something apart from life. When you are driving a car or sitting in a bus, when you are chatting aimlessly, when you are walking by yourself in a wood or watching a butterfly being carried along by the wind - to be choicelessly aware of all that is part of meditation. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Meditation quotes by Frederick Lenz
#184. In meditation what you are trying to do is simply get rid of your own junk. You are trying to move all the confusion out of your mind, all the heaviness, all the emotional upsets, all the impressions that you have picked up since your last meditation. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Meditation quotes by Sogyal Rinpoche
#185. We are fragmented into so many different aspects. We don´t know who we really are, or what aspects of ourselves we should identify with or believe in. So many contradictory voices, dictates, and feelings fight for control over our inner lives that we find ourselves scattered everywhere, in all directions, leaving nobody at home.

Meditation, then, is bringing the mind home. #Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche
Meditation quotes by Jon Kabat-Zinn
#186. Studies by Dr. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Medical School in the early 1970s on people practicing a form of meditation known as Transcendental Meditation, or TM, demonstrated that meditation can produce a pattern of significant physiological changes, which he termed the relaxation response. These include a lowering of blood pressure, reduced oxygen consumption, and an overall decrease in arousal. Dr. Benson proposed that the relaxation response was the physiological opposite of hyperarousal, the state we experience when we are stressed or threatened. He hypothesized that if the relaxation response was elicited regularly, it could have a positive influence on health and protect us from some of the more damaging effects of stress. #Quote by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Meditation quotes by Amit Ray
#187. Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind. #Quote by Amit Ray
Meditation quotes by Gautama Buddha
#188. There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Meditation quotes by Narissa Doumani
#189. ...after much practice and struggle, you come to feel for yourself that enlightenment is not only possible, but in process. #Quote by Narissa Doumani
Meditation quotes by Pema Chodron
#190. Leonard Cohen once said about the benefits of many years of meditation, "The less there was of me, the happier I got." Letting #Quote by Pema Chodron
Meditation quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#191. Buddha first taught metta meditation as an antidote: as a way of surmounting terrible fear when it arises. #Quote by Sharon Salzberg
Meditation quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#192. Meditation is waiting on God. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Meditation quotes by Rick Springfield
#193. The great thing about meditation is that I don't ask for anything. Whereas when I pray I always ask for things! #Quote by Rick Springfield
Meditation quotes by Jaggi Vasudev
#194. If you don't invest your life in what you really care for, your life will be wasted. You will not fly - you will just drag yourself through life. #Quote by Jaggi Vasudev
Meditation quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#195. Just as I sit down to meditate, all the vilest subjects in the world come up. The whole thing is nauseating. Why should the mind think thoughts I do not want it to think? I am as it were a slave to the mind. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Meditation quotes by Susan L. Taylor
#196. We mustn't reserve communing with God just for morning and evening prayers, or for weekly worship service, or for when we feel burdened. The goal is to realize that every moment of our lives is a meditation. Allow yourself to marvel at the wonder of God's work all around us. Throughout your day, let the sun, a tree, a piece of fruit remind you that everything you could ever want has been provided and can be found right here on earth. #Quote by Susan L. Taylor
Meditation quotes by Rajneesh
#197. Any action in which you can be total becomes meditation. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meditation quotes by Nirmala Srivastava
#198. The spirit is the only thing that is free within, which has no hang-ups, which has no habits, which does not stick on to anything, is completely detached and emitting joy to us. #Quote by Nirmala Srivastava
Meditation quotes by Amit Ray
#199. Overthinking evaporates when you feel connected with your body, mind, breath and the soul. #Quote by Amit Ray
Meditation quotes by Syesha Mercado
#200. Meditation and prayer are my secret weapons, and when I use them, I can move mountains. #Quote by Syesha Mercado

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